July 1, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA: Lewis-Goetz and Company, Inc. (“Lewis-Goetz”) announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of G&H Pumps and Compressors, Inc. (“G&H”), a provider of pump repair and hydraulic services for trucks servicing the land-based oil and gas drilling market of the Shreveport, LA and larger Texarkana region.

Jeff Crane, President and CEO of Lewis-Goetz, said of the acquisition, “G&H’s reputation for service excellence first attracted us. Their outstanding people and growth plans convinced us that they would provide Lewis-Goetz with a platform for growth in the expanding oil and gas market of the Gulf Coast. It provides the opportunity not only to expand our service offering to this industry but to expand our product sales in this large end market as well.”

Darrell Gilbert, President of G&H, will remain with the company and lead its efforts at growing the strategic footprint of this important service business.

Lewis-Goetz is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors. Lewis-Goetz recently ranked 28th on Industrial Distribution’s 2008 list of The Big 50 Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more detailed information.

For information, contact:
Katie Oswald